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We are excited to partner with you as you take this step! In baptism, we identify with Jesus' death, burial, and resurrection and publicly declare our intention to follow him.


  1. What is baptism?

    • Baptism is an outward expression of an inward change. It’s a public declaration of how Jesus is changing your life.

    • Being baptized shows that you’ve decided to follow Jesus as your Savior and King, and allows others to celebrate this decision with you (Acts 16:31-34).

    • Baptism is a symbol of the Easter story - the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus, with the same process happening spiritually in your life.

    • The power that brought Jesus back to life is the same power that lives in you – and that’s worth getting excited about!

  2. Why should I be baptized?

    • Jesus instructs us to be baptized and set the example by being baptized (Matthew 28:19-20, Mark 1:9).

    • Obedience to Jesus shows we believe in and follow Him (1 John 2:3).

    • Because Jesus went public about His love for us, we can go public about our love for Him.

    • Being baptized shows that we turn away from a life of sin toward Jesus, the only one who can change us (Acts 2:38-41).

    • God also does something unique in us during our baptism. It marks us spiritually in a profound way.

  3. When's the best time to be baptized?

    • Anyone who commits his or her life to following Jesus is ready to be baptized (Acts 8:12).

  4. Do you baptize children?

    • We believe baptism is a personal choice that happens upon someone’s confession of faith and they need to be old enough to make that decision themselves. We do offer Child Dedications – an opportunity for the child’s family to make a commitment to raise this child in a godly home. For information about Child Dedications, Click Here. As parents, we can help point our children to Jesus, but they are the ones to decide if they will commit their lives to Him (Romans 10:9).

  5. What's the difference between immersing, sprinkling and other ways of baptizing?

    • Baptisms in the Bible were by immersion.

    • The original word for baptism most often referred to being immersed or submerged in water.

    • Jesus was baptized by being immersed in the water and rising out of it (Matthew 3:16, Mark 1:10).

    • Submersion in the water symbolizes the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus (1 Corinthians 15:3-4).

    • Being submerged under water represents our death to sin and old way of life, and being raised out of the water is a picture of how Jesus raised us and gave us a fresh start in life (Romans 6:3-5).

  6. Do I need to be baptized again?

    • If you haven’t been baptized by immersion since you decided to follow Jesus, we want to help you take your next step in doing so. Once you’ve taken that step though, there’s no need to be baptized again. The work God does in baptism sticks.

    • Even if you fell away from God for a while, the fact that you’re back is a testament to the work that God did in your life and in your baptism.

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